Let’s First Get Out Of The Mess We Are In

Sir John Hall has an exclusive interview today with the Daily Star,  and he has urged every supporter who turns up for the game on Saturday against Leicester City,  to support the lads for the full 90 minutes,  in the hope we can get our first win of the season.

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Sir John Hall – priority is to get out of this mess we are in

Sit John  admits that the mood of the supporters is not that good at the moment, in fact it’s terrible, and certainly not as good as when he was the Chairman of the club back in the heady days when Kevin Keegan was the manager,  and our team were called the Entertainers.

Newcastle are having a terrible season so far, and a hopeless year for that matter, as far as our results go.

But the one thing that is important for Newcastle United these days is to stay in the Premier League – and we’re sure current owner Mike Ashley will agree with that.

This is some of what Sir John has said in the Daily Star:

“Right now, it’s not about Mike Ashley’s regime or even whether Alan Pardew’s the right manager.” “It’s all about ensuring Newcastle get out of this mess.”

“The club may feel very different to when I was there but what hasn’t changed is the loyal Geordie support – there will still be 50,000 fans inside the ground.”

“When Kevin Keegan was manager, those fans were almost worth a goal to us because often, the opposition were beaten before a ball was kicked.”

“Of course, Kevin gave them the football they wanted and as a club, we were competing with the best.” “I appreciate the mood among supporters isn’t the same today.”

“But whatever changes they want, it’s important they put it on the back-burner just now.” “Staying in the Premier League is the overriding priority because for a club like Newcastle United, there’s a nothingness below it.”

“I’d urge every fan who turns up on Saturday to forget everything else for 90 minutes and rally behind that black and white shirt.”

Sit John is right that at the moment the priorities are different,  and the main one is to support the players on the field and start to get up that league table.

It’s a problem with Mike Ashley as the owner, because he just doesn’t have the ambitions than a Newcastle owner should have, given the great history of the Newcastle United football club.

But we also don’t want to go down to the Championship – that would be very difficult to recover from – as other top clubs have proved over the years.

We need the win on Saturday – everybody seems to agree with that – and our best chances of achieving that are with the supporters right behind the team for the whole game.

Let’s do that and win the game.

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19 comments so far

  • firebug666

    Oct 15, 2014 at 9:27 AM

    Comment #1

    “But whatever changes they want, it’s important they put it on the back-burner just now.” “Staying in the Premier League is the overriding priority because for a club like Newcastle United, there’s a nothingness below it.”

    Really, I don’t see anything in the Premiership for the fans, All the Premiership offers for our club these days is more money for Jabba, and free advertising for his Sports Defect company. There is nothing in the Premiership for the fans that we cannot see in any other league.

    No Cups, No Europe, No Hope, No Ambition, No Passion, What exactly is there for the fans to get excited about?

  • BandB

    Oct 15, 2014 at 9:27 AM

    Comment #2

    Oh yeah! Sir John “Wynyard” Hall.
    You sold us into this slavery.
    What’s it like walking in the footsteps of Lord Londonderry?
    I think the days when you could claim to be the champion of the “Geordie Nation” are long gone, you bloody hypocrite.

  • Laurent Robert 32

    Oct 15, 2014 at 9:29 AM

    Comment #3

    First, let’s get rid of the manager before the mess continues it should be.

    Whilst some fans crave the next three points as support for the team regardless of our year upon year of pathetic performances and results (seal clappers), we continue to drop dozens more with Pardew’s presence.

    Dozens of points, or three points? Which would help the team more? Which, as supporters, would benefit the team more? Thus justifying support I.e. Wanting what is best for the team. I want more than just the odd three points.

    Good attacking performances, some good results as well as obvious progression and development. We don’t get that, far from it.

  • mindshaft

    Oct 15, 2014 at 9:30 AM

    Comment #4

    John Hall is in no position to tell us what we should do, we lined his pockets and he sold us down the river ..

    Don’t really care anymore, I turn up and bored out my skull watching some of the worst football in the prem, go home in a bad mood.

    Pards two year record is a disgrace, have a look at the sackpardew.com

    P W D L F A GD P
    83 26 16 41 90 121 -46 94

    That puts us near the bottom of the two year table, with the second lowest goals scored, the most goals against, the most losses and obviously the worst goal difference in the league.

    Pards had Cabaye for at least half of this period along with others he’s now citing as the reason for us currently not doing so well..

    It’s basically his tactics and coaching ( he’s said himself they work on defence 4 days a week).

    The players/staff currently being rolled out in defence of him are a joke and obviously scared for their jobs, Beardsley may have been a great player but he’s been pushed from youth, academy, ball boy etc in his coaching role and to be honest has shown no aptitude for this position and keeps his job purely as an ex geordie legend

  • 70TWO

    Oct 15, 2014 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #5

    firebug666 @1

    To answer your question I was going to say, the opportunity of playing Sunderland twice a year, but I realise that is also folly.

  • Senna Mag

    Oct 15, 2014 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #6

    First game I’m going to this year (from Northern Ireland) and I’d personally love to hear a roaring crowd and see a win.
    Whilst protests have their place and no doubt needed, a win right now has to be priority number one.
    I’ll be cheering the team on, much as I think another couple of defeats would do for Parker. Bloody football, like trying to understand a woman’s mind

  • Senna Mag

    Oct 15, 2014 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #7


  • Average_Contents

    Oct 15, 2014 at 9:36 AM

    Comment #8

    It’s all well and good saying put our feelings on the back burner because we are in trouble, the problem is under fatty and the king we will ALWAYS be in trouble so the question is how long do we shelf it for? This year? Next year too? It doesn’t matter because even if we survive this year it’ll be the fcuking same next year.

    Fatty’s already had 7 years and the kings had 4! It just cannot continue otherwise we’d be keeping quite for years to come.

    Lack of investment from the money the club makes and quite possibly one of the worst managers in the premiership make a recipe for disaster.

    That is exactly what fatty wants, no relies on isn’t it. Support the team support the team no matter what. All well and good and I’m not saying don’t but to sit idly by whilst the fat slug pillages this once proud club and employers cretins of the ilk of the king then surely something has to give.

    The sad realisation for us NUFC fans is that’ll quite possibly be relegation.

  • firebug666

    Oct 15, 2014 at 9:36 AM

    Comment #9


    Maybe to watch some of the worlds best players visit SJP, but in all honesty, playing in a lower league would at least save us from the embarrassment of being whooped 3 – 0 of the makems under the inept one.

  • martoon

    Oct 15, 2014 at 9:39 AM

    Comment #10

    Two of our best players, Cisse & Tiote, play tonight and then have to travel back from Africa – hard to see them being in top form on Saturday 🙁

  • 70TWO

    Oct 15, 2014 at 9:40 AM

    Comment #11


    Alan Pardew Premier League stats for whole NUFC career (11.12.10 – 14.10.14):

    PLY143 W51 D33 L59 GF189 GA224 GD-35 PTS186

    1.3 points per game

  • mindshaft

    Oct 15, 2014 at 9:40 AM

    Comment #12

    Our pathetic cup runs…

    English League Cup 2014-2015
    Date Round Opponent Venue Result
    26.08.2014 r2 Gillingham away W1-0
    24.09.2014 r3 Crystal Palace away W3-2
    29.10.2014 r4 Manchester City away
    28.08.2013 r2 Morecambe away W2-0
    25.09.2013 r3 Leeds United home W2-0
    30.10.2013 r4 Manchester City home L0-2
    26.09.2012 r3 Manchester United away L1-2
    25.08.2011 r2 Scunthorpe United away W2-1
    20.09.2011 r3 Nottingham Forest away W4-3
    26.10.2011 r4 Blackburn Rovers away L3-4
    25.08.2010 r2 Accrington Stanley away W3-2
    22.09.2010 r3 Chelsea away W4-3
    27.10.2010 r4 Arsenal home L0-4

    English FA Cup 2013-2014
    04.01.2014 r3 Cardiff City home L1-2
    05.01.2013 r3 Brighton and Hove A away L0-2
    07.01.2012 r3 Blackburn Rovers home W2-1
    28.01.2012 r4 Brighton and Hove A away L0-1
    08.01.2011 r3 Stevenage away L1-3

  • OhSholaAmeobi

    Oct 15, 2014 at 9:41 AM

    Comment #13

    Would rather be in the championship with none of the current owner or executive employees or coaching staff or manager.
    Then the depression might start to lift.

  • firebug666

    Oct 15, 2014 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #14


    The protests need to be LOUDER and PROUDER than ever to show Jabba, The inept one and PR Bishop that we will not just lie down and take it, That we want our club back, and we want our pride and ambition back.

    I could go on but…… Swearwords Omitted.

  • mindshaft

    Oct 15, 2014 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #15

    70TWO – exactly, it’s pathetic. 224 goals against for a manager who keeps patting himself on the back about his defensive setup …. lets think how we are losing games hmmmmm dunno, it’s to hard to work out !

  • Mag52

    Oct 15, 2014 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #16

    Much as I agree with a lot of what has been said on this thread so far, the fact surely remains that MA is less likely to sell us as a championship club than as a premiership club.

  • Average_Contents

    Oct 15, 2014 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #17

    The kings already hit his peak and rode the crest of the wave with us and as his past managerial (used in the loosest possible term) history shows its all downhill from that peak. It’s clear it’s already happened and has been happening ever since the 5th place finish so he needs to go. Then and only then once he’s removed can we concentrate on the real cancer within our club….fatty.

    Rant over 😀

  • 70TWO

    Oct 15, 2014 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #18


    And they propose ‘hard work’, ‘fight’ and ‘a bit of luck’ is the solution. All that belongs in league two, after all England are not exactly world beaters.

  • mactoon

    Oct 15, 2014 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #19

    Sorry ‘sir’ John but I can’t get behind the team as I gave up my season ticket last season. I did that as Ashley has simply caused me to fall out of love with football, and that started when YOU sold our club to someone with NO interest in football and should not be allowed to own one.

    So please dont tell me what to do


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